The Holy See

The Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, in which its Bishop is commonly known as the Pope. It is the preeminent episcopal see of the Catholic Church, forming the central government of the Church. As such, diplomatically, and in other spheres the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole Catholic Church.

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

The Personal Ordinariate erected for former Anglicans residing in the United States of America. This is the second of such ordinariates established by the Holy Father.

Archdiocese of Washington

The Catholic Church in our nation's capital. It comprises the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and Saint Mary's counties in the state of Maryland.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is the episcopal conference of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Founded in 1966 as the joint National Conference of Catholic Bishops and United States Catholic Conference, it is composed of all active and retired members of the Roman Catholic hierarchy (i.e., bishops and archbishops) in the United States.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

The first of the Ordinariates to actually be established is located in England and Wales and is under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman.

Society of Mary

The Society of Mary is one of several Catholic devotional societies within the Anglican tradition, honoring Her whom God has honored, the Virgin Mother of His incarnate Son, Jesus; thus bearing witness to His holy incarnation.

Knights of Columbus

The KofC was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) is the official text of the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Answers Forum

The largest Catholic Forum on the web providing Catholic discussions, Catholic answers to your faith questions, Catholic apologetics, Catholic Scripture study, Catholic Prayer and more.

The Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic Encyclopedia proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art.


A news agency specializing in coverage of the Holy Father, life in the Holy See, and events of interest to the Church.

Eternal World Television Network

EWTN is a cable television network which presents Catholic-themed programming.

"I do not seek to understand
that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe--that unless I believe, I should not understand."

-St. Anselm of Canterbury

"Let devotion accompany all your studies and study less to make yourself learned than to become a saint. Consult God more than your books; ask Him with humility to make you understand what you read. Study fatigues and wearies the mind and heart. Go from time to time to refresh them at the feet of Jesus Christ under the cross; some moments of repose in His sacred wounds give fresh vigor and new lights...Never begin or end your study except by prayer."

-St. Vincent Ferrer